Dr. iur., Rechtsanwalt
Ausbildung und Erfahrung
- Universitäten Zürich und Genf (lic. iur. 1984)
- Auditor und a.o. Gerichtssekretär in Bezirksgericht (1984-1985)
- Anwaltskanzlei Zürich (1985-1987)
- Dr. iur. und Anwaltspatent (1987)
- Foreign Associate in führender Anwaltskanzlei in Chicago (1988)
- Rechtsanwalt in Wirtschaftsanwaltskanzlei in Zürich (1989-1993)
- Partner bei Wirtschaftsanwaltskanzlei in Zürich (1993-1996)
- Partner/ Gründungsmitglied Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG seit 1996
- Diverse Verwaltungsratsmandate in der Privatindustrie
- Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
- Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
- International Bar Association (IBA)
- Schweizerische Vereinigung für Steuerrecht
- International Fiscal Association (IFA)
- Center For International Legal Studies, Salzburg
- International Law Office (ILO)
- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Haftpflicht- und Versicherungsrecht (SGHVR)
- Mitglied und aufgeführter Anwalt bei Who’s Who Legal
Nanotechnology – can insurance play a role in regulation? Nanomaterials are often referred to as the key technology of the 21st century. However, the effects of nanoparticles, especially in the long term, are unknown due to a lack of scientific data. This uncertainty represents a major challenge for both the legislature and the insurance industry if they play a role in regulation.
Clawback risks increase for board benefits of privately held Swiss companies. In two appeals the Federal Supreme Court recently clarified, under Article 678(2) of the Code of Obligations, when exactly board members and their close associates and affiliates must return benefits received from a Swiss company because they are manifestly disproportionate to the value of their related performance and the company’s overall economic situation
Supreme Court decides on ambiguous clauses in general insurance terms. The Federal Supreme Court recently issued a decision(1) on the rule of ambiguity in the context of the interpretation of general insurance terms. The court found that a provision which excludes accidents as a result of the deliberate causation of a crime or offence is neither considered unusual nor ambiguous, and can therefore be validly be relied upon by the insurer.
New Federal Supreme Court guidance. On October 16 2014 the Federal Supreme Court decided an appeal (4A_138/2014) against a Zurich Commercial Court decision and clarified important issues under mandatory Swiss company law.
General insurance terms integral to insurance agreement. In a recent decision the Federal Supreme Court held that general terms and conditions can be included in an insurance contract, even if the application makes no reference to the date of the terms and conditions and it remains unclear which version is applicable.
New limitations on cash pooling? Cash pooling is often used within a group of companies for financial management optimization purposes. However, a recent Zurich Commercial Court decision risks jeopardising the use of cash pooling by setting overly onerous standards for the characterisation of an intra-group payment in the
cash pool as a legally permitted intra-group loan.